Module 8: Managing the Project Team

Module Overview

Team management is an important process in project management. The foundational basis of project management relies on the team’s effective teamwork, collaboration, and capability to complete the tasks within the project. These facts are crucial in ensuring that the project is successfully implemented, thereby implying the project manager’s project management practices. The project manager is particularly crucial in managing the team. The manager must ensure that there is collaboration, understanding, and liaison between different team members irrespective of their educational, social, and ethnic background. Therefore, this shows that effective teamwork is among the most important values determining any given project’s efficacy and high performance. This module will focus on the evaluation of team management processes crucial in project management. It will evaluate different approaches project managers employ to ascertain that there is effective team management, thus facilitating the success of all the project management processes. The module will reveal how the lack thereof effective team management can affect the success and efficacy of the project management processes, thereby inhibiting the promotion of the project mission and objectives. However, there are various challenges that project managers experience during the team management process. The module will also evaluate these team management challenges and reveal the adversity of each within the project management process.

Module Objectives

By the end of this course, the learner is expected to:

i.  Describe the processes that facilitate effective team management.

ii.  Reveal why the management of the project team is a crucial process that may determine the success or failure of the project

iii.  Reveal the various challenges project managers experience when bidding to manage the project team

iv.  Identify the strategic approaches that can be used to promote effective management of the team.

Emmanuel Addo

Emmanuel Addo is the founder of the Young Global Leaders Network, an international non-governmental organization registered in six (6) countries namely, Ghana, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan and has a membership strength of over 15,000 young black professionals, students, graduates, and aspiring leaders.

The organization also operates in 25 other African countries. Emmanuel also doubles as the chief convener and founder of the Young African Leaders Summit, one of the largest continental youth summits in Africa.  

Currently works at Kingston University as a Business Engagement Team Member in their Partnerships and Engagement Department. 

He characterizes energy, integrity, result-oriented, and ground-breaking service in each detail of strategic management, change management, stakeholder management, and leadership acquaintances.
Emmanuel owns a core background in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Ghana.

Leveraging his experience as a youth activist and a dynamic young man, Emmanuel founded the Young Global Leaders Network, a youth organization that comprises young diplomats, young politicians, and aspiring politicians, business/entrepreneurial business leaders with the aim of championing a mutual agenda for the African youth and promoting youth participation in governance as well as promoting entrepreneurial culture.
Emmanuel nurtures an environment of teamwork and has expertise in data collection and analysis as well as both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Emmanuel worked as an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Advanced Management where he delivered a wide range of business management courses that involved principles of marketing, leadership, operation management, and research methods. Emmanuel has always maintained high teaching and learning standards to ensure that his students’ stand out in academic achievements and successful progression. As a stout believer and passionate key player in volunteering; Emmanuel creates quality time to giving back gladly to his community what he has learned and to educate individuals with free consultancy on career development. He is a leader anyone would love to look up to and with great integrity, commitment, and passion to make the world a better place.
Emmanuel worked as Qualifications Manager at the Open University in the UK.

Emmanuel is also the founder of Kickstart Innovation Hub Ltd, the entrepreneurial hub of Young Global Leaders Network.